Aldermanic candidate claims he was shot at in Woodlawn
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A 20th Ward aldermanic candidate claims someone shot at him over the weekend as he was greeting voters in the South Side Woodlawn neighborhood.
Kevin Bailey was at 63rd and Evans about 4:40 p.m. Saturday when a group of young men walked up, raised a gun in his direction and fired, according to a statement from Bailey’s campaign manager Steve McKessey.
Bailey was not hurt in the shooting, which McKessey said was witnessed by Bailey’s mother and several others.
Police confirmed that a 27-year-old man walked into the 3rd District police station Sunday and filed a police report claiming he was shot at on that block.
No one is in custody, and Area Central detectives are investigating.
According to the campaign’s statement, Bailey and his team have received numerous threats.
“I will not be intimidated, I will not be afraid,” Bailey said in the statement. “ . . . and incidents like this only serve to fortify me to ensure that resident and visitors never have to endure threats to life and property.”